Posted by: Democratic Thinker | October 11, 2014

Commentary: Jay—Essential for Understanding Survival


Jay—over at SHTF School—shares his some of his experiences surviving the Baklin Wars of 1992-95.


He was inspiration for many to fight on. And they were right. He was dangerous and fearless. But what they did not know was fact that he hide and save whole bunch of people from different enemy “group”. He did not do that for money, gold or anything else.



Essential for understanding survival is understanding reality of death and dying

October 11, 2014 0 Comments in Basic Survival by Jay


When I was young and under the influence of movies and books about fighting, war and dying somehow I adopted views that death and dying is something unavoidable and it is mostly noble and clean, and have some kind of cause and reason.

Soon I realized that truth is quite different, and mostly there is nothing clean about it.

People like to think that death in combat is something like they see on movies because it makes sense, it gives you some kind of comfort. I have seen death and dying many times, both in combat and in bed at peoples home when working in emergency services, and I can count on one hand when it looked clean and “noble”.

Buddy next to you who get few bullets in stomach will usually scream a lot, smell a lot, and you gonna catch yourself thinking “is he already dead? I can not stand this…” and in the same time theres gonna be one more thought, prevailing, it is “thanks God it is him, not me, lying, screaming and dying…” and later you might feel guilty for thinking this way…

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